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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a movie in which the audience knows half the gags in advance, but thanks to director Dennis Dugan's timing and Farley's execution, the audience doesn't just laugh anyway, but laughs harder. Knowing in advance is part of the fun. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    As coarse, vulgar, adolescent action comedies go, Beverly Hills Ninja comes across as relatively tame - less profanity, less violence, less sex than typical for this "Naked Gun" wannabe. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Beverly Hills Ninja is essentially a one-joke film. show more

  • 20
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Farley -- one of the few comedians who could ever be justly accused of debasing the pratfall -- has made a film that's tantamount to watching an overweight man slip on a banana peel for nearly 90 minutes. show more

  • NA
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Nearly as much fun as a case of scabies, Beverly Hills Ninja transports the viewer into a mystical realm where pratfall is king and mediocrity is its own reward. show more

  • 33
    Bruce Fretts Entertainment Weekly

    But when the writers run out of ideas, they simply have Farley walk into a lamppost, or cop from old SNL skits. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The slapstick and the sight gags come thick and fast, as they have throughout a hundred years of screen comedy, yet director Dennis Dugan and writers Mark Feldberg and Mitch Klebanoff keep everything light and bouncy. show more

  • 70

    This sweet saga of an underachiever who makes good is surprisingly appealing and sure to broaden the portly comic's fan base. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    If you're nostalgic for the third grade and all those little wads of wet paper bouncing off the back of your neck, Beverly Hills Ninja is the movie for you. It is one extended fat joke, tricked out in ceremonial robes. show more

  • 10
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Chris Farley walks into walls, trips over invisible banana peels and otherwise makes a fat ass of himself in this imbecilic, slapstick adventure from the producers of "Dumb and Dumber." show more

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